A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett, foreword by Neil Gaiman, Doubleday, ISBN 9780857521224, RRP $54.99 “Terry Pratchett,” writes Neil Gaiman in the foreword to this tome, “is not a jolly old elf at all.” Oh readers, did any of us really think he was? Can anyone read the words of Death […]

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Stand by Me by John Kirwan

Stand by Me by John Kirwan, with Elliot Bell and Kristy Louden-Bell, Penguin, ISBN 9780143570639, RRP $40. I think it would be fair to assume I don’t need to introduce John Kirwan to my New Zealand readers but for overseas folks Sir John is an ex-All Black, possibly the best ex-All Black of all time. […]

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Book Review: The Auckland Book

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The Auckland Book by Nigel Beckford, Michael Fitzsimons, Patrick Fitzsimons, Alisha Brunton, Jess Lunnon, Sandi MacKechnie, Cynthia Merhej, Ivy Niu, Sarah Ryan, Ezra Whittaker-Powley, FitzBeck Creative, ISBN 9780473286033, RRP $45.00 From the team that brought us The Wellington Book and the brilliant The NZ Book there’s now a similarly beautiful The Auckland Book. Written and illustrated […]

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Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There by Wallace Chapman

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: A Manifesto for Living the Slow Life by Wallace Chapman, Penguin, ISBN 9780143568827, RRP $30, Available now. I am a firm believer in the power of doing nothing and doing it preferably whilst asleep, so I was very keen to read the new book Don’t Just Do Something, Sit […]

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Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything, edited by Simon Pont

Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything, written and edited by Simon Pont, Kogan Page, ISBN9780749468859, RRP $42.99, June 2013. As many pages as there is on the internet, there is an equal amount of pages spent dissecting, analysing, reminiscing and predicting what the internet is, where it’s going and how it’s “changing everything”. […]

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